Thursday, August 18, 2011

Phone house--I think

We saw several little buildings...different styles...while driving in the Amish country around Shipshewana. I even saw one that was a log cabin, not quite as big square as this one is wide. I felt like there would barely have been room to stand in it.
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The toot is asleep right now...she didn't want to go to bed. Her mom ran to meet a friend she hasn't seen in ages. Lorelei did not want to go night-night at all...so I let her stay up a little late. We turned the lights down low and watch Max and Ruby. On there, they were telling the moon good-night.

So, we sat about 20 minutes, then she went and found her Papaw and sat with him a few minutes more. Next we went to tell the moon good-night but there was no moon. However, there were stars, so we told them good-night and she came in and went to bed. I had to stand and rub her back a few minutes which put her right to sleep.
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Her mom wanted to go eat Chinese, which is about 12-14 miles away...plus drove on to the south end of Terre Haute. Lorelei did not stop jabbering the whole time. Part of the time she carried on a conversation with her Papaw...part of the time she was singing...and part of the time it was just jabbering. She would yell for me and yell for her mom...and we had to answer. She preferred if we answered in a different voice each time. She counted, she said her abc's, she sang....she held us hostage with nothing but her voice.

Last time we were over at her house, we had been to Walmart and came in and set stuff on the counter. I was standing at the end of it, and Sarah was putting things away. Here came Lorelei and patted me on the bottom and said 'Mama's butt!' Then she bent over and wiggled her little bottom and patted it and said 'Lorelei's butt!'...by then Sarah and I are cracking up, but she stood up and went and patted her mom's bottom and said 'Mommy's butt!' We have no idea how she came up with that and she has not done it again.

15 comments:

Elaine said...

Aren't grandkids the best? My granddaughter Sydney is two, and she jabbers constantly too.

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, grand kids are so terrific. :) I laughed so hard about the "butt" comments. Out of the mouths of babes.... :))))

TexWisGirl said...

loved the 'she held us hostage with her voice' line. ha!

Montanagirl said...

Too funny. I'll bet she's a real joy to have around!

don said...

A cute, sell-made looking building. The description of Lorelei's visit is funny and shows what a good time you have when she's around.

Carletta said...

Is the phone for emergencies I wonder?
Lorelei's 'butt' antics are cute!

George said...

It's clear that you are never bored when you're around Lorelei. I'm glad you can see her fairly often.
I wonder if the small building is used to disguise phone junction boxes, since the Amish don't have telephones.

Ginny said...

Isn't it just so funny the things they say at that age? I wish I had written down more when our son was little.

Debbie said...

where do kids get this stuff?? but it sure does make you smile from the inside out!!

geetlee said...

haha... that was great to read :)
love the pic of the house too :)
thank you for stopping by

Ellie said...

What a funny post. Children make you laugh don't they. She sounds like a wee charmer!! I remember when mine were that age - doesn't seem that long ago but it was. Lol

EG Wow said...

It's amazing what kids think of! Lorelei is such a joy!

Yes, I have read that there are communal phones used my the Old Order Mennonites and Amish so you are probably correct.

Madge said...

I think you're right... Amish phone booth!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I can't wait until we have grandkids.....

Gill in Canada

Mary said...

I didn't know about the phone houses. I would have thought it was a very nice outhouse :-) Lorelei is so funny :-)

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